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Woodland Park Zoo

#23 of 443 things to do in Seattle Features Animals
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5897
+1 206-548-2500
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Nationally award-winning Woodland Park Zoo is a 92-acre zoological garden dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Featuring more than 1,000 animals representing nearly 300 species from around the world, a visit to Woodland Park Zoo will make your day and a difference.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-5897
+1 206-548-2500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love having this zoo in town. It is not big like the San Diego Zoo and many others but they do a great job with the size animals they have.

Thank Ryan_Norris1776
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a fantastic little zoo in Seattle! I especially liked the Gorilla exhibit and found that the animals had more space than usual. I really don't like to see animals pacing and in only one big cat exhibit did I see the animal pace.

Thank lwmedic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This zoo is only the 3rd zoo I have been too and it was a very fun and enjoyable time, and the best one of the 3. The zoo is broken down into ecological sections each with animals that represented very well. My only knock...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The parking is a bit frustrating. If you go on a busy day plan on going when it opens or you won't find a spot. For parking you must buy a ticket and bring it back to your car windshield. So if you have a...More

Thank Lacyrlock
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the asian tiger, large orang utans, baby gorilla, snowy owl, snow leopard and more. Easy walking around. Kid wagons are $11, so bring stroller for pre schoolers. Admission $22, so if you live within 25 miles become a member and on fees. Friendly...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took in this zoo as part of a 3 day weekend in Seattle. I've been in zoos from Honolulu, Hawaii to Columbus, Ohio and none of them would I rate this poor ! Even at a $15 admission price, it would be poor. BUT $80?...More

Thank Bugsey829
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing day visiting with all of the animals! The facility is clean and well kept. I would recommend this as a stop for anyone looking for a few hours of good entertainment!

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is typical of a urban city falling short of the more iconic and well know zoos across the US but not a bad stop. It was one of the options offered in my City Pass booklet and rounded out the end of a...More

Thank cyriousity
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a required attraction if you have a nice day, and especially if you have children. Outstanding zoo with many interesting exhibits.

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the CityPass and time to kill before a late night flight, so we checked out the zoo. It was spectacular. I don't go to many zoos, so I can't compare it to others; but this one was really fun. Not so big you...More

Thank AHSinMA
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cheryl a
Are we able to take bottles of water and snacks for the kids inside of entrance?
26 May 2017|
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Response from Yuri M | Reviewed this property |
I am interested in the tour to meet the Giraffes. I understand that it is in groups of no more then 5 people. Are these private group tours or do they just take 5 people at a time? I also read that it is $650 per tour. I am coming by myself, so would I have to pay $650?
12 February 2017|
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Response from iloveloveseaotters | Reviewed this property |
That sounds extremely high, but here's a phone number for them. Or you can just go to their website and I'm sure the information is there. 206.548.2500
Coming from Marysville. What is the best parking lot to use?
2 August 2016|
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Response from Venkataraman R | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest to use Hippo parking lot. It is having good parking space and also, covering the zoo from this parking lot was lot easier for me, personally. 750 N. 50th Street Seattle, WA 98103. South Parking Lot. Hippo... More